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Brewers place Hoskins on IL with hamstring strain

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The Milwaukee Brewers placed first baseman Rhys Hoskins on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a strained right hamstring.

Milwaukee recalled infielder Owen Miller from Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move.

Hoskins sustained the injury while rounding first base on his second-inning single in Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He underwent an MRI on Tuesday that confirmed the issue.

"(I) just felt a little grab in the hamstring," he told reporters Monday before undergoing the MRI, per Bally Sports Wisconsin. "Kind of learned over the years especially not to push soft tissue stuff like that."

The Brewers didn't immediately provide a timetable for his return.

The 31-year-old was emerging as an important piece of the Brewers' offense, hitting .233/.340/.474 with nine home runs and 27 RBIs over 38 games this season. It was also shaping up as an excellent comeback season for Hoskins, who missed all of 2023 while recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee.

Jake Bauers is starting at first base for Milwaukee on Tuesday against Pittsburgh and is the likeliest candidate to play there regularly during Hoskins' absence. Bauers has been on a tear of late, sporting a 1.579 OPS with two homers over his last six games, although he's generally fared better as the left-handed half of a platoon. Miller and Oliver Dunn are also potential options at first or DH.

Miller, now in his fourth big-league season, has gone 1-for-12 in seven big-league appearances this year. The 27-year-old's primary position is first base, but he's versatile and has appeared at six different positions as a big-leaguer.

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